Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kansas Public Radio is really great. If you ever come to this state, be sure to listen to it. Their coverage of local politics is really amazing and some of the best I've heard. The other day there was a story about the Kansas State House passing a bill which would basically zone out strip clubs and require strippers to remain about a billion feet from any customer. They played clips of all the debate and explained the measure.

My favorite clip was one which, I think, quite aptly demonstrates the thought process of 1/2 (give or take) the Republican Party today, wherein on the one hand, government isn't the solution, it's the problem, but on the other hand, we need government to control our personal lives. Representative Forrest Knox said,
We don't need government to be our Momma. But, there's another American principle that's just as important--traditional family values.
So, there it is in a nutshell folks. We don't need government to do things like regulate how much we pollute the environment, track which toys have lead in them or protect workers from unsafe environments...but saving us from our own sexual vices? That's what government should be doing.


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